Cervelli has played just once in September while dealing with migraines. He returns to a .280/.341/.441 line wtih two home runs and 11 RBI in 118 at-bats.
The wrist may be contributing to the first baseman's continued struggles at the plate, as he has hit just .178/.288/.289 with one home run in 45 at-bats in September. Manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that it's up to Teixeira to tell the team when he's ready to resume action, MLB.com reports.
Tanaka, who is working his way back from a partially torn UCL, saw game action for the first time since July 8 Monday. Assuming he avoids any issues or setbacks in the intervening time, Tanaka is set to have a 70-to 75-pitch limit for the start.
Votto swung at soft toss in the batting cage Monday, and appears to be making steady progress in his recovery. He still hopes to return to action before the end of the season.
Despite an earlier report that Sanchez could return after a successful bullpen session, he told reporters Tuesday he will need at least two more side sessions. Sanchez is set to throw one more longer bullpen session before facing hitters in a simulated game, according to MLive.com.
Whether Sanchez will return as a starter or reliever has yet to be determined, though Sanchez is currently preparing to return to the rotation.
Franklin was acquired from the Mariners at the trade deadline, and hit just .210 with two home runs in 27 games at Triple-A Durham. He hit just .128/.192/.170 in 17 games with the Mariners prior to the trade.